June 10, 2016
Is your home repair party blue or red?
We’ve all survived the Presidential primary season, and now we’re headed toward the nominating conventions. We all know that Democrats tend to be more liberal, and Republicans are usually more conservative.
But when it comes to spending money on home repairs, who leans towards spending more money? And who campaigns for do-it-yourself projects? HomeAdvisor’s 2016 True Cost Report has the results of the vote.
HomeAdvisor surveyed more than 1,650 homeowners in February. Respondents were 25 or older and had completed maintenance or improvement projects over the past year.
“The survey found Democrats typically spent about six months researching their home improvement projects before laying out up to an average $3,417,” according to Clare Trapasso on realtor.com. “Republicans spent about three months looking into the changes they hoped to make on their homes and tapped out at an average of $2,194.”
Republicans win the do-it-yourself battle. They are more likely to do their own repairs, the survey said, while Democrats will hire professionals to do the work for them.
So what’s behind these different levels of spending and work? Clayton Nall, a political science professor at Stanford University, has a theory.
Democrats tend to live in more urban centers, where houses are older, so they may require more maintenance. Repairs of this type also may be more complicated, requiring professional expertise to complete.
No matter which way you lean, AmeriSpec Omaha and Lincoln can inspect your home and let you know if repairs are needed. Call us at 402-393-3696 in Omaha or 402-483-2010 in Lincoln to set up an appointment.